Who’s Going to join us Around the Family Table for #SundaySupper?

by Isabel Laessig (Isabel Foodie) · 8 comments

in Blog, Sunday Supper

 

Sunday Supper Around the Family Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I look at our Kitchen Table, it is so much more than just a piece of furniture in our home. It is not the most expensive piece of furniture that we own.   This poor thing has been used and abused. It has scratchs and dents on top and we tend to keep four place settings set at all times so that it is not so obvious to visitors that it is not in perfect condition.

When I look at it, I don’t see it’s imperfections. I see comfort, I see laughter, I see tears, I see transitions, I see history, and I see lots of character. Our Kitchen Table has been through lots of ups and downs with us but we always seem to find comfort when we sit Around the Family Table.

Who would have known when I found this beauty at our local Salvation Army ten years ago that it would be such a big part of our lives?  It is really quite simple and there isn’t much to the design but when you really look at each scratch and dent, you see the story of our family.

After a long week in late October, I  sent out my first #SundaySupper tweet. I had made Rosemary Pork Tenderloin and slow roasted Potatoes, Carrots and Apples.  My kids loved  the Slow Roasted Carrots and Apples and I decided to share it with my Twitter Family

Who knew that would be the beginning of the #SundaySupper tradition? I was so excited that people wanted to gather and inspire each other to spend more time Around the Family Table. There was one thing that I knew for sure. If you start off your week with Sunday Supper, your family will want to spend more time together and eat more meals together.  It starts off with one simple meal, but it is so much more than just about the food.

Who would ever have thought that four months later, we would have the participation that we do?  Many of my favorite Food Bloggers create special #SundaySupper menus for this occasion.  Not only are they inspiring others, I love that their blogs are getting many more views by participating in #SundaySupper.

After last week’s event, Renee Dobbs from Magnolia Days sent me this message, “FYI – yesterday was the most views ever on my site. XOXO!!”

This morning, one of my first tweets was from Jen from Juanita’s Cocina saying “@familyfoodie I can’t wait for #Spring #SundaySupper this week

I have been inspired by Cristina Ferrare’s Family Entertaining Cookbook for years.  You can only imagine how thrilled I was that she joined us for Sunday Supper.  I was so honored by her tweet, “@familyfoodie This is the first time I have done # So much fun and a wonderful community of creative supportive people! Especially you THX”

My mission to Bring Back Sunday Supper Around the Family Table was reinforced by Cristina’s next tweet,  “@familyfoodie I agree gathering family & friends around the dinner table is the best thing we can do 4 our kids & 4 ourselves! #SundaySuper”

~You never know who is going to show up every Sunday for #SundaySupper Around the Family Table.

~You never know what fabulous recipes will be passed.

~You never know who will be giving us gardening tips on how to grow herbs and vegetables

~One thing for sure….you will leave full of comfort and inspiration!

Join us this Sunday for a Spring themed Sunday Supper! The fun starts around 1:00 pm ET.  All you have to do to join the fun is use hashtag #SundaySupper. It is always so much fun to see the beautiful food everyone has created on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/familyfoodie/valentine-s-romancedinner-sunday-supper/

Who’s bringing the wine?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Renee March 9, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I will be there and I would love to bring the wine. I have always believed in family gathering around the table for a meal. We sit at the table for every meal; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is when we connect, talk, and leave all other distractions behind and really focus on our loved ones. I am honored to be a part of #SundaySupper because I believe in all my heart it is very important for a family to be together for Sunday Supper or any other night of the week.

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Annie Haven | Authentic Haven Brand March 10, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Sunday Supper happy to bring the veggies, herbs and cut flowers raised on #moopootea to add to the spectacular flair of a home cooked meal with family gathered round.

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Linda Carmical March 11, 2012 at 6:12 am

I’ll be there! I’ll bring the bread.

Those scratches & dents tell a story & represent love. They say your family felt it important to have meals together & do the “family thing” …show some love I bet that table has tons of great memories!

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Melissa Aronson Bihl March 12, 2012 at 6:20 am

Beautifully said: “When I look at (the family table), I don’t see it’s imperfections. I see comfort, I see laughter, I see tears, I see transitions, I see history, and I see lots of character.”

Sitting together with family for dinner is very special. Thank you for reminding us. Lovely post.

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FamilyFoodie March 12, 2012 at 6:59 am

Thank you so much Melissa! There is nothing like time spent with the ones we love!

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Gourmet Guys March 18, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Great initiative, I think you might be on to something here. A real family orientated one, not like that ridiculous #meatfreemonday rubbish!

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FamilyFoodie March 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Thank you so much Andrew! I am passionate about #SundaySupper. I have four children…. college all the way down to fourth grade and you really do realize how important Time Around the Family Table is!

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Shelby April 1, 2012 at 6:03 am

I’m planning to join and I have the perfect spring dessert! I’m excited to actually have the time to join in this week and reading your post has inspired me to make sure to set the table for just Grumpy and me. We rarely do such a thing because it is just the two of us and our life is always so busy, but today – I am definitely making sure we have dinner at our table!

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